Coal Dust

How The Fight Against Coal Dust Connects Coastal Virginia To Appalachia

Appalachia produces less coal than it once did, but that coal is still desired around the world for making steel. The demand is now creating problems for people who live near the terminals where coal is moved from train to ship, to then be carried overseas. Residents of Norfolk and Newport News, Virginia, say airborne coal dust from export terminals is getting on their cars, on their houses, in their lungs. Residents have started to take matters into their own hands.

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The Appalachian Forager And Crosswinds, Inside Appalachia

The woman behind the popular TikTok account “Appalachian Forager” makes jam from wild pawpaws … and jewelry from coyote teeth. We also talk with the hosts of a new podcast that looks at coal dust exposure beyond the mines, affecting people far downstream from Appalachia. You'll hear these stories and more this week, Inside Appalachia.

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Groups Petition EPA To Regulate Coal Dust From Trains

The Sierra Club and other organizations submitted a petition for rulemaking this week to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Study Shows Coal Miners Face Higher Risk Of Death From Lung Disease

The University of Illinois Chicago and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studied more than 235,000 coal miners who died between 1979 and 2017.

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